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A general physician is a doctor who is trained to treat almost all medical conditions or diseases that affect the body. This includes conditions related to respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine systems, etc. A general physician provides primary treatment which does not involve surgery.
Who is a general physician?
General physicians are highly trained specialists who provide a range of non-surgical health care to adult patients. They care for complicated, serious or unusual medical problems and continue to see the patient until these problems have been resolved or stabilised. The unique combination of knowledge, training and skills distinguishes general physicians from other medical specialists and general practitioners. General physicians are trained to carry out a variety of medical procedures for the diagnosis and management of patients with severe and complex illnesses.
What do general physicians do?
General physicians treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialised treatments. They focus on the health of the whole person combining the physical, psychological and social aspects of care.
How to consult a general physician online?
To consult a general physician online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘General Physician’ in the search bar to find a list of general physicians, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a general physician.
Does a general physician treat all kinds of common disease problems?
A general physician is trained to treat a wide range of illnesses ranging from cold, fever, allergies, and other common diseases. A general physician can treat conditions that affect the respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neurological, and endocrine systems.
When should I consult a general physician?
If you are suffering from fever, abdominal pain, eye infection, cold and cough or any of these symptoms, you must connect with a general physician at the earliest. You can use the online doctor consultation feature of Apollo 24/7 for the same
What do we call a general physician in simple words?
General physicians may also be called a general practitioner or a family doctor or a doctor of internal medicine.
Can I consult with an internal medicine doctor anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult an internal medicine doctor anytime. Our doctors are available round-the-clock for online consultations. All you need to do is pick your preferred slot and book a consultation with the doctor.
How do I choose the best general physician of India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best general physicians in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your healthcare needs are taken care of.
Does video consultation available with all internal medicine doctors?
Yes, all internal medicine doctors on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Can a general physician help me with my allergy?
Yes, general physicians can help diagnose the reason for your allergy and prescribe medications to treat it.
Do general physicians perform surgeries?
No, general physicians offer non-surgical treatment for any ailment and do not perform any surgeries. If your medical condition requires a surgical treatment, your general physician may refer you to a specialist.
What are some of the symptoms for which I can consult a general physician?
General physicians are trained to offer treatment for a broad range of conditions. Some of the symptoms for which you can consult a general physician are cold, fever, high blood pressure, sinus infections, diabetes, and allergies.
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